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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Real estate, banking and finance.


Partner in the Guildford office of the real estate division specialising in all aspects of non-contentious, high value landlord and tenant work; pre-let agreements; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals; hotel purchases and disposals, including development agreements; care home developments; secured lending and residential development work. A member of the hotel and leisure sector group, Mike has recently advised on two plus £150 million GDV developments. He acts for Flight Centre (UK) Limited (on all their UK acquisitions and disposals), various hotel entrepreneurs/brands; Burhill Group Limited and Galleon Care Homes Ltd.


Trained Penningtons, 2003; qualified 2005; associate 2009; partner 2012.


Shebbear College; University of Southampton (2001 BA Hons 2(1) archaeology and history); College of Law, Guildford (2002 postgraduate Diploma in Law, commendation; 2003 LPC, commendation).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

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Mike BusbyPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP attracts regional and national clients thanks to its end-to-end expertise that includes planning, construction, property litigation and  finance. It also has an impressive range of panel appointments. The range of work encompasses developments including social housing, student accommodation, retail, leisure and industrial projects as well as high-value landlord and tenant work. The ‘outstandingMike Busby leads the team and senior associate Sam Davies is also highlighted for his client-centric approach.